Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott

Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott

by Ellis Leon Yochelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873386809

ISBN-13: 9780873386807

Pub. Date: 07/24/2001

Publisher: Kent State University Press

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) is a highly respected figure in the history of geology and paleontology. Perhaps his most notable contribution to his field was his discovery of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, on e of the most important fossil discoveries ever made. In addition to his distinguished field work, Walcott�s career included years of service as an…  See more details below

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Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) is a highly respected figure in the history of geology and paleontology. Perhaps his most notable contribution to his field was his discovery of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, on e of the most important fossil discoveries ever made. In addition to his distinguished field work, Walcott�s career included years of service as an administrative leader in the scientific community: as director of the U.S. Geological Survey, as secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, as organizer of the National Space and Aeronautics Administration, as a founding member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Smithsonian Institution Secretary continues the story Ellis L. Yochelson began in Charles Doolittle Walcott, Paleontologist (1998). Using Walcott�s letters and journals and the recollections of friends and colleagues, Yochelson discusses Walcott�s life and career as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Accompanied by illustrations and photographs from private collections and the Smithsonian Archives,this straightforward biography of Charles Doolittle Walcott offers readers a look at the life and career of this important but little-known American scientist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873386807
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
07/24/2001
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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